Graduate Certificate Programs in ECE

Graduate Certificate Programs in ECE

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Combat Systems Engineering                                                                    

In collaboration with Lockheed Martin Company, the ECE department is now offering a new certificate program, called Certificate of Graduate  Studies (COGS) in Combat Systems Engineering (there is also a Certificate of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS) in Combat Systems Engineering (CSE), described in the ECE Curriculum section of our website). These certificate programs are intended to help develop the growing workforce needs of the area’s prominent defense industry. In fact, all classes are taught in cooperation with Lockheed Martin engineers. 

Active participation and successful completion of this program give students skills in analysis, design, evaluation, and validation of combat systems that are essential for all systems engineering jobs in the defense industry, and hence can dramatically increase your chances of getting one of those highly sought-after and well-paying defense industry positions.

The four courses in COGS are

  • ECE 09.523           Advanced Radar Systems
  • ECE 09.524           Advanced War Gaming and C4ISR
  • ECE 09.525           Advanced Command and Control
  • ECE 09.526           Advanced Weapon Systems

Unlike the corresponding CUGS, there is no restriction regarding how many of these four graduate classes can be counted towards the MS in ECE program, and indeed all four of them can be used to satisfy the graduate degree program requirements, so long as they are approved by your graduate advisor. All thesis/dissertation students MUST, therefore, consult with their thesis advisors before registering for any of these classes to ensure that the classes fit into their program of study.

Please also see the Graduate Programs in Combat Systems Engineering brochure for additional details.